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Old 11-04-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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can not find root file. create symlink


I'm trying to install fedora 11 using a live cd when after i pass the fedora logo loading i get this error

WARNING: Cannot find root file system!

Create symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continue
the boot sequence.

bash: no job control in this shell

I'm a newbie so when ever you answer can you be very specific in what i should do.

Thanks in advance

Last edited by chiko987; 11-04-2009 at 06:21 AM.
Old 11-04-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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If you're getting this error on booting from the live CD, then it sounds like you have a bad CD image - possibly a badly burned CD.
Old 11-04-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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No it isn't the CD i tried it on a different computer and it worked... I just tried a Ubuntu and even XP cds and each gave a different reason for not working so I'm not sure whats the problem now.

I had fedora 10 installed on this same laptop in the summer but i deleted its partition because i needed the HD space and back then windows vista stopped loading since feorda was the main boot. Maybe this can help give those with experience a better understanding of the problem


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